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USAT Alamo

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

  • Built in 1917-18 as the Laker SS Lake Elon at Great Lakes Engine Works, Ashtabula, OH.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered in September 1919 to US Shipping Board
  • Renamed SS Alamo in 1925
  • Delivered to the War Shipping Administration, 14 March 1942, from Agwilines, Inc.
  • Allocated to the War Department, 10 December 1942, as a bare bottom charter
  • Released, 18 June 1946, by the War Shipping Administration to Agwilines, Inc. for sale to Chinese interest as private sale
  • Sold, 30 July 1946, at Shanghai, China, reflagged China, renamed SS Hai Lu
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1949
    Displacement 2,675 gross t.
    Length 253'6"
    Beam 43'8"
    Draft 28' 4"
    Speed unknown
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Largest Boom Capacity unknown
    Armament unknown
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    one reciprocating steam engine
    single propeller, 1,500 hp

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